Business Newsletter May 2023

Happy May! As we move into the summer months, Bacon is thrilled to continue to support your business by providing additional workers at the tap of a button.  As we celebrate Mother’s Day this month, we would also like to give a special shout out to each of the wonderful mothers on our platform. Thank you for everything you do! 

Now let’s dive into some helpful Bacon tips, tricks, and reminders! As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your client success manager. 

Editing Shift Description vs Canceling & Reposting a shift: 

Your shift description is extremely important, as it not only gives the worker information on where and when your shift will be, but also informs the worker of  the specific requirements for your shift. Assuring that all information is correct within your shift description is vital to the success of your shift. That being said, we understand that sometimes shift descriptions will need to change and/or that occasionally important information can be left out. This leaves you with two options: to edit your shift description OR to cancel the shift & repost it all together.  

  • If you need to change the shift start time, date, or the location, it is best to cancel the shift & repost. This assures that your workers are up to date on the pertinent information.
  • If you need to change or add a shift requirement–such as uniform requirements–you will not need to repost your shift. This can be added. It may be worth reaching out to the worker to let them know of these changes, as . 

Please note that shifts canceled within 12 hours of the start time  will incur a late cancellation fee. Reach out to your client success manager if you have questions about what to do for your specific shifts. 

Managing Your Shifts Details Page: 

The shifts details page can be extremely helpful when it comes to shift management. As a reminder, this page can be found on the shift dashboard by taping “details”. Let’s break down what each of the four toggles below do: 

  1. Auto-Accept Workers: When red, this button allows the Bacon app to automatically accept any worker that applies to your shift. When you post a shift, you will have the opportunity to select whether you would like to accept and reject workers or if you would like Bacon to do so. 
  • It is worth noting that this feature will always automatically be enabled 48 hours before your shift starts (with the exception of invitation only shifts).
  1. Allow New Applications: When red, this button indicates that your shift can receive new applicants. If for some reason you would like to prevent new applicants from coming in, you would disable this button. 
  2. Open to Public: When red, this button indicates that your shift can be seen by any worker on the Bacon platform. By disabling this toggle (clicking it to gray) you have made your shift an invitations only shift. In other words, the shift can only be viewed by workers who have been invited by you OR have been accepted to the shift prior to your changing the setting. If you want to check to make sure a shift you have posted is invitations only, you would come to this page and assure the toggle appears as gray. 
  3. Allow Backup Workers: When red, this indicates that backup workers can apply for your shift. If you would like to disable backups for an individual shift, you would do that here. As a reminder, you are under no obligation to keep backup workers & they will be paid $15 from Bacon (this is never charged to you) for simply showing up. Backups are not available on invitations only or long-term shifts.  If you would like to disable backups all together, reach out to your client success manager & they can get this setting permanently turned off for you. 

Importance of Accepting or Rejecting Pending Workers:

Rejecting or accepting applicants in a timely manner is important for several reasons:

  1. It allows you to have a better idea of who will be working your shift - By accepting or rejecting your pending workers, you can have a better understanding of who will be working your shift. Please note, just as you can cancel any shift up to 12 hours before the start time, workers may also withdraw from your shift up to 12 hours before the start time.
  2. Respect for the applicant's time: By promptly accepting or rejecting their application, the workers can make plans to arrive at your shift prepared and ready to meet each of your requirements. This subsequently shows respect for the worker’s time and effort. 
  3. Maintain a positive employer brand: Prompt communication with applicants is a sign of a well-organized and professional organization. Even if an applicant is rejected, they are more likely to view your company positively if they receive a clear and timely response.
  4. It allows workers to find another opportunity on the app: Workers are not permitted to apply to more than one shift for one time allotment. This means that if you have pending worker applications, they cannot apply for a different shift scheduled for any overlapping time until they either withdraw or their application is rejected. 
  5. In order to receive new applicants you MUST reject the current applicant if you want another to apply for the shift.

Overall, it is important to treat job applicants with respect and professionalism by promptly accepting or rejecting their applications. This not only benefits the applicants, but also helps to maintain an efficient and positive hiring process for your organization.

Bacon’s Late Cancellation Policy:

We ask that our clients cancel shifts prior to 12 hours before the start time. This means that if your shift were posted for 8 AM Monday morning, you would have until 8 PM Sunday evening to cancel your shift with no late fees. If a shift is canceled–or a worker is rejected–within this time frame, a late rejection fee will be incurred. This fee will amount to the greater of $30 or 25% of the shift per worker. 

  • If you need to cancel a shift for inclement weather, equipment failure, or if a shipment will not arrive on time (i.e. a container is delayed) reach out to your client success manager & they can remove any late fees. 

What features would make using Bacon better for you? 

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With so many benefits, why not scale your needs into other areas of your business?

Cost savings: Using Bacon workers can be a cost-effective way to fill short-term staffing needs. You can avoid administrative costs of hiring full-time employees, such as benefits, training, and payroll.

Scalability: With Bacon, you can quickly and easily scale your staffing needs up or down as your business needs change. This can help you respond quickly to changes in demand and avoid over-staffing or under-staffing. 

Flexibility: Bacon can provide flexibility for your business, allowing you to fill staffing needs on short notice or for specific projects or events. This can help you avoid over-committing to long-term staffing needs that may not be necessary.

Pre-screened workers: Bacon uses a background check program to verify workers before they are added to the platform, which can help ensure that you are hiring qualified and reliable workers for your business needs.

Time savings: Using Bacon can save you time and effort in finding and hiring workers. You can post job openings, review applicants, and hire workers quickly and easily through the app.

Performance tracking: Bacon offers performance tracking features, which can help you monitor worker performance and provide feedback for improvement. This can help ensure that you are hiring workers who meet your business needs and expectations.

Diversity of workers: With Bacon, you have access to a diverse pool of workers with different skill sets, backgrounds, and experiences. This can help you find workers who are a good fit for your specific business needs and goals.

Overall, using Bacon can provide many benefits for expanding your business needs, including cost savings, scalability, flexibility, pre-screened workers, time savings, performance tracking, and diversity of workers. Connect with your Client Success Manager today to help your business thrive into new departments!

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